March 21, 2022
Family Health receives second Mobile Medical Unit
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department and Family Health (MCHF/Family Health) – its primary care division – are pleased to announce the recent addition of a new Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to its array of service locations. The purchase of this MMU was made possible through funding obtained to encourage and increase HIV testing and educational outreach.
The MSV Series 4000-102 Custom Coach is 37 feet long and has a 193-inch wheelbase. It was delivered to MCHD/Family Health on January 28. A “Family Health” full-body wrap was recently placed on the vehicle.
Because of the size and capacity on the new MMU, the following services can be administered: general primary medical care, diagnostic laboratory, screenings, voluntary family planning, immunizations, well child services, gynecological care, preventative dental, health education, outreach, and translation.
Since 1979, Family Health has provided comprehensive primary care to the people of Mobile County regardless of their ability to pay for services. MCHD/FH has 10 permanent service delivery sites in Mobile County and one site in Baldwin County, which are strategically located for maximum population reach and access to care.
Just a few of the features on this state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Unit include:
• Exam room
• Handicapped accessibility (as demonstrated by lift and patient-friendly environment that is easy to navigate)
• Intake/reception area with seating for at least three people
• Laboratory with sink and standard set-up with space for refrigerator and workspace
• Seating for both driver and passenger
• Desk and shelf workspace for clinical staff
With the addition of this new MMU, Family Health now operates 13 HRSA approved federally qualified health center service delivery sites. This includes the original MMU, which has been in service since 2001.
As COVID-19 numbers are declining to early pandemic levels, key members of FH’s management team will meet with community leaders and others about how to best serve the special populations and will set up dates and times for the agency’s mobile unit to extend outreach to those who might not otherwise make it to a clinic for vital wellness screenings, among other needed treatments.